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MinuteClinic enters Hawaii

BY Dan Berthiaume

Woonsocket, R.I. — MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corporation, will open today its first walk-in medical clinic in Hawaii at the Longs Drug store on South King Street in Honolulu near the University of Hawaii, Manoa. It is the first of seven MinuteClinic locations to open inside select Longs Drug stores on Oahu in the next two weeks.

Additional clinics will serve patients in Aiea, Hawaii Kai, Kailua, Kaneohe, Kapolei and Waialae.

"We are thrilled to bring MinuteClinic to Hawaii, our first new state in five years and the first of three new states in 2013," said Nancy Gagliano, M.D., chief medical officer of MinuteClinic. "We believe MinuteClinic can be part of the solution to help broaden access to high quality, convenient and affordable health care services on Oahu."

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Weather Trends: October 2013

BY CSA STAFF

October 2013 is projected to be the coolest in four years for the U.S. as a whole. Expect colder year-on-year trends across the Northeast and Southwest, especially during retail weeks one, three and four. Wetter trends will encompass the Texas to Louisiana Gulf Coast, where tropical storm and hurricane potential will be the highest should any storms develop this month and threaten the U.S. mainland. The northern tier of the U.S. will trend drier than last year, especially across the Great Lakes. Colder weather during the final two weeks of the month in the East will bring renewed interest from shoppers as they seek out seasonal apparel and Halloween supplies. Across the East, demand for items like coats, boots, sweaters and hats will start off the month slowly, but will pick up considerably by the latter half of October. As we approach the late month period, we will be dealing with tough comparisons to last year when many on the East Coast were preparing for Superstorm Sandy. Retailers in the Northeast will need to assess inventory allocation as emergency relief supplies will see less demand, while more typical autumn categories, like apparel and Halloween items, will see stronger demand.

Weather Trends International offers year-ahead business weather forecasts and intelligence to hundreds of major retailers, suppliers, and we also support many commodity/energy traders. We offer an unparalleled competitive advantage by helping our clients proactively plan for the weather up to a year in advance. For more information on what we can do for you, please contact Jack Grum [email protected] or call 610-807-0118.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods opens three stores

BY Dan Berthiaume

Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods is opening three new stores. The stores are located at the Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville, Ga., the Epps Bridge Center in Athens, Ga., and a remodeled store in Leawood, Kan.

The newly enhanced 102,000-square-foot-store in Leawood will include additional specialized services and hands-on customer experiences throughout the bike, lodge and golf departments, including a golf simulator, a club fitting center, putting green, an archery lane with an on-site bow technician, and bike safety inspections, custom fittings, tune-ups and assembly. The new stores in Georgia will feature more than 40 in-store services performed by certified pros in golf, bike, hunting, fishing, team sports and more. Dick’s now has 534 stores nationwide.

"We look forward to opening our new Dick’s Sporting Goods in Gainesville and becoming part of the community," said Lauren Hobart, senior VP and chief marketing officer, Dick’s Sporting Goods. "We want to serve athletes of all ages in Gainesville by providing the equipment they need to help them excel."

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